Cape police and FBI prepare for bank robberies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Robbed at gun point is a terrifying ordeal but it's a reality for bankers. In Cape Coral almost a dozen bank robberies took place in the past five years. Now..
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Florida's graduation rate rises

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist Thursday announced Florida’s graduation rate soared to new heights this year, continuing a five-year trend of increases. According ..
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Calling all chocolate lovers...

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival, one of the area’s favorite sampling events, will be held Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bell Tower ..
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House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans in the House have blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season.The most recent exte..
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Deputies looking for suspects in robbery and false imprisonment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Robbery detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are hoping someone will recognize sketches of a man and woman responsible for a robbery and false im..
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12th grade students still below 1992 reading scores

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - A national education assessment released Thursday shows that high school seniors have made some improvement in reading, but remain below the achievement levels reached..
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Department of Health recognizes November as Diabetes awareness month

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla— The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) during November, which is National Diabetes Awarene..
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Wounded soldier suffers setback

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON DC - A major health setback for Cape Coral soldier Corey Kent. Currently, Kent is in I-C-U after getting an infection in his colon. The private first class has been stab..
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Student arrested for Facebook threat mentioning Columbine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Lynn University student has been arrested after allegedly posting threats on Facebook indicating he was going to recreate a "Columbine High School inciden..
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Officials searching for wreckage of small plane

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Officials are searching the wreckage of a small, civilian plane that crashed while assisting with a military training exercise in rural central Florida. No milit..
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FPL wins customer service award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – For the seventh year in a row, Florida Power & Light Company has received the ServiceOne Award for exceptional customer service. The company also r..
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Florida Supreme Court approves state's purchase of Everglades land

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has approved financing for the state's purchase of 73,000 acres from U.S. Sugar Corp. for Everglades restoration.The justices Thu..
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Woman sues debt collector over Facebook messages

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman is suing a debt collection company, saying the company harassed her by sending messages on Facebook to both her and her friends.In court..
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Jailers find pot, pills and tobacco in inmate's rectum

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Jail officials have found pot, pills and tobacco in an inmate's rectum.A Charlotte County Sheriff's corrections officer became suspicious when he saw 22-ye..
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90% of homes now have gas service restored

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - TECO Peoples Gas crews and additional personnel continued making good progress, working late into the night to restore gas service to nearly all commercial custom..
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Boost your brain fitness at Edison Mall Thursday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Currently, 5.3 million people have the disease. But experts say you can fight the onset of the memory d..
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Common Cents: Groupon

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-How does maid service for half price sound? What about a massage? Finally, Groupon is available here in Southwest Florida. It's a group coupon website that offers ..
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New plan to reduce deficit could have you paying double in sales tax

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

FLORIDA - Imagine making a big purchase, like a car, and having to pay nearly double the sales tax on it. That's part of a plan by the Bipartisan Policy Center to pay down the $13...
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Missing your tax refund?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -   The Internal Revenue Service is looking for people who never received their 2009 refund. Check out this list to see if your name is on it. If it is, head..
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Police investigate shooting in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to gunshots heard in the area of 2081 Fountain Street, near Martin L..
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